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How to Install the Google Recorder on the Pixel 3, Pixel 2, and Pixel 1?

Earlier this year Google launched a number of hardware devices alongside new apps and additional features to existing applications. One new app is called the Google Recorder but it is only available on the Pixel 4 right now. Thankfully though, we can manually install this on any Android 9.0+ smartphone out there (including older Pixel devices as well). …

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What is Screen Attention, AKA Adaptive Sleep?

There are many features that OEMs create on their own that eventually make their way into the core Android OS. Samsung has been responsible for many of them & the release of Android 10 adds one that’s similar to Smart Stay. Google calls this Screen Attention in its Pixel devices but developers will likely know it as Adaptive …

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How to Enable Astrophotography Mode on the Pixel 1 and Pixel 2?

Google just announced and subsequently released the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL smartphones. During the launch event of these two smartphones, the company revealed a unique new software featured called Astrophotography Mode. This was said to be limited to the Pixel 3 and Pixel 4, but I can show you how to use it on the older …

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How to Display the Battery Percentage in the Notification Shade?

A surprising number of companies have already pushed out its first OTA update to Android 10. We usually don’t see a wave like this until much closer to the holiday season. This update now shows you the device’s estimated battery life left instead of the battery percentage but I can show you how to change it back. I …

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How to Install the Android P Developer Preview 1 Build

Google just officially announced the first Developer Preview release of Android P and it can be installed right now. However, the Android P Developer Preview can only be installed on a handful of devices so you’ll need the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, or Pixel 2 XL if you want to try it out.

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How to Restore the Stock Recovery on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

With the introduction of the dual partition system, restoring the recovery (after you have installed a custom recovery) isn’t as straightforward as it used to be. Still, the process is quite easy and so this tutorial will show you how to flash the original recovery back on your Pixel 2 smartphone.

Pixel 2 Restore Stock Kernel

How to Restore the Stock Kernel on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

With the introduction of the dual partition system, restoring the boot image (aka the kernel) isn’t as straightforward as it used to be. Still, the process isn’t very difficult once you know what to do so this tutorial will show you how to flash the original boot.img back on your Pixel 2 smartphone.

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